Great sound quality if you like electrostatic speakers.

A Review On: Audio-Technica ATH-W1000 Headphones, ¹

Audio-Technica ATH-W1000 Headphones, ¹

Rated # 18 in Noise-Canceling
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Pros: Detailed, insightful, textured presentation in the mids/upper registers. Comfortable, with phenomenal build quality

Cons: lack of bass

I've had these cans for a couple of years, and I got them knowing they had a 'forward' tonal presentation. That calms down after some serious break in time, but they are still quite bass-shy. Bass is definitely there through the range of acoustic instruments, but they aren't going to faithfully represent the deepest double bass kicks when you are rocking out to some Slayer. That said, they are textured, detailed, and nuanced in their presentation. You can *feel* the bite of rosined bow on string, hear the space around the players - hell, you can even hear if the players are nervous :) 


I wish the tonal balance extended further down into the lower registers, but if I want detail, texture, and air these are the cans I reach for. 



Equipment : Fiio E17, Macbook Pro. Pioneer SACD player, audio alchemy DAC ,My trusty old technics integrated. Other phones Monster Turbine Pro Copper, Etymotic er6i, Ultimate Ears Super Fi Pro 5.


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